Berkeley Knows There Are Heat Islands

I found this an interesting site:

LBL is the old Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (that used to do nuke work, IIRC). They have a section devoted to Heat Islands.

So looks like someone is very well aware that heat islands exist, are a large impact on thermometers, and don’t have much or anything to do with CO2… Golly.

I’ve linked into their publications section where folks can go browsing for interesting reads…

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9 Responses to Berkeley Knows There Are Heat Islands

  1. Pingback: Berkeley Knows There Are Heat Islands | Climate Collections

  2. omanuel says:

    There is little, if any doubt, leaders of the National Academy of Sciences can use control of annual budget reviews of federal research agencies (NASA, DOE, NSF, EPA, NOAA, etc.) to generate “97%-consensus scientific evidence” of any government propaganda, . . . from climatology to cosmology !

  3. omanuel says:

    This two page tribute to my research mentor, Dr. Paul Kazuo Kuroda (1917-2001), reveals how FEAR of worldwide nuclear annihilation in AUG-SEPT 1945 convinced world leaders to:

    1. Unite the nations and national academies of sciences on 24 OCT 1945, and

    2. Hide the source of energy in atomic bombs with “consensus scientific models”:

    Click to access Tribute_to_Paul_Kazuo_Kuroda2.pdf

  4. Chris in Calgary says:

    You seem to have disabled comments on some earlier pages, so I’ll post this here.

    This is a really interesting result on the Moon-Earth interaction:

    So is this:

    Not only does this open up new ways that the Moon’s orbital fluctuations could affect the Earth and it’s climate, but it hints at a potential link between the Moon and volcanic activity at the surface.

    The combination of the two papers made my jaw hit the floor. Taken together, they imply that a planet the size of the Earth could not have given rise to complex life without a large Moon to stir the core and keep it molten. They also imply that planets can’t give rise to complex life unless they had some way of keeping an iron core in the “goldilocks zone” between 4100C and 3800C (or perhaps somewhat less than that) so that a strong magnetic field can develop and shield the planet from stellar radiation.

    And that in turn, makes the Earth-Moon system far, *far* more rare than we previously thought.

  5. p.g.sharrow says:

    @Chris; Life, biological activity, is very persistent and likely existed in the small gas giant Mu, the original mother planet of the Earth/Luna pair. The wonder of diversity in advanced organisms on this Earth Garden of Eden certainly is owed to the existence Earth’s giant satellite. Planets are common as dirt. An Earth like planet is a rare jewel indeed…pg

  6. Larry Ledwick says:

    Of course “rare” in an infinite universe of stars, means there might only be a few dozen trillion, true earth like systems, and perhaps a few trillion trillion habitable worlds for our biochemistry.

    Really really big numbers means even extraordinarily unlikely events happen fairly often.
    It also means that the nearest close analog is probably very very far away from Earth.

  7. E.M.Smith says:


    Comments automatically close on a posting after some configurable time that I think I set to 6 months. Why? Because few people would ever see a comment on a year old posting… it flows by and is lost in the old thread. So folks are encouraged to use “Tips” threads for various OT things and for comments on old threads.

    (No, I’m not cranky about OT things here or in any other thread. It just makes them very hard to find later when you want to refer to it… Looking up, say, Luna on a Music posting would not be intuitive…)

  8. omanuel says:

    The public will get a chance to see the CLIMATE HUSTLE movie in a couple of weeks:

  9. David A says:

    Great resource for UHI. For instance this 1990 study…
    “Since approximately 1940 there has been a steady overall increase in urban temperatures. Summer monthly averages have increased by 0.25-1°F per decade (approximately 1°F for larger cities like Los Angeles and 0.25°F for smaller cities). There is no evidence that this rise is moderating, and of course global greenhouse warming will add a comparable rise. (My comment, even then the gratuitous reference to CAGW) Typical electric demand of cities increases by 1% to 2% of the peak for each °F and most major cities are now approximately 5°F warmer than they were in the early 1900s.
    This per decade change due to UHI (up to 12 F per century) exceeds the worst case scenario of the IPCC. Now eliminate most stations, giving the remainder greater influence, then pick the “right” stations and spread their influence 1200 K, and you can pretty much come up with any warming trend you wish.

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